Game Design is wildly popular and a flourishing industry. The skills and software learned in this field can be applied to various other fields as well. The Chicago area has thirty-one game development companies ranging from developer, online developer, mobile/handheld and developer/publisher.
What it Takes
- Your job search arsenal includes a resume, cover letter, business cards and an online portfolio.
- Save everything to include all projects you have collaborated on.
- Experience is crucial. Prove yourself by interning, creating independent work, even working as a beta tester, and it will lead to other offers.
- Network. Nearly all hiring/offers for work come through relationships.
Sample Job Titles
You can find a detailed list of job titles in this publication from IGDA.
Day 1 Studios
Sony Computer Entertainment
Noir Game Studio
Chicago Area Resources
Video Game Times - overview of industry, video game reviews and resources
International Game Developers Association – non-profit organization that serve as a global network of collaborators.
GameDevMap – a living map and catalog of game development organizations